PSAT Benefits
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), cosponsored by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, is an important first step towards college. According to College Board test results and their accompanying analysis are valuable tools that can help prepare students for the SAT® and education opportunities beyond high school.

Each year, more than 3.5 million high school juniors, sophomores, and younger students take the PSAT/NMSQT to:

About the SAT                                                                                                                                                                                         The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board. The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.

About the ACT
The ACT is another college entrance exam that is accepted by all colleges. However, the ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test, it is an achievement test. The test questions on the ACT are directly related to what you have learned in your high school courses in English, mathematics, reading and science. The link below contains specific information about the exam. For information on when to take this exam, please consult with your guidance counselor.

ACT Registration
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